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Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Sunrise Health Service – Katherine

  • 6 weeks annual leave and up to 10 days study leave per year
  • FOIL – every 4 months receive 2 days holiday and $1110 cash (covers long weekend away to Darwin or Katherine)
  • Heavily subsidised air-conditioned housing and fuel utilities (water and electricity)

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Sunrise), currently has exciting opportunities for a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners, to join their dedicated teams, working in remote communities east of Katherine, NT. The roles are being offered on a permanent, full-time basis. There are a number of male specific programs that are delivered in the area, and as such male applicants are encouraged to apply.

Why Sunrise?
Sunrise is a community controlled Primary Health Care organisation. Sunrise has a unique approach to the delivery of health to all people in the remote communities east of Katherine, NT. Sunrise has a philosophy of community participation and strong focus on multi-disciplinary care coordination. This is done through the organisation’s health clinics and health education, mixing together traditional Indigenous culture and the best of mainstream medicine.

What’s in it for you?
Working with Sunrise not only offers rewarding career options in a dynamic workplace, but a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave and up to 10 days study leave per year
  • FOIL – every 4 months receive 2 days holiday and $1110 cash (covers long weekend away to Darwin or Katherine)
  • Heavily subsidised air-conditioned housing and fuel utilities (water and electricity)
  • Salary packaging options
  • Full support from the health team
  • Generous relocation allowance

What’s the role?
In the Aboriginal Health Practitioner role you will be assisting the Remote Health Centre Manager to implement plans and directions as outlined in the Business Plan, as well as working in a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate acute, accident and emergency and other health care within the communities.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • The provision of high quality Primary Health Care in accordance with CARPA protocols; treating acute illness and chronic medical conditions, and managing computerised recalls and patient follow-up care
  • Ensuring that programmed outstation visits are completed each quarter, and health checks/screenings are completed twice a year
  • Participating in the planning and implementation of coordinated care through involvement in activity planning and multidisciplinary care planning activities
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues
  • Providing input into clinical activity reports for Community Health Committee meetings
  • Providing direction, guidance, training and support for Aboriginal Health Workers in their everyday work

What do you need to apply?
What will see you thrive in this position is working to achieve Sunrise’s aim of giving their community members the best possible chance of people living healthy and productive lives as good as, or better than, the national average.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Registration (or eligible for registration) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Relevant experience combined with a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice), a Certificate III or IV in Aboriginal Health Work (Clinical) or an equivalent or higher qualification
  • Ability to provide leadership and to assist in the management of the human, financial and physical resources of a community health centre, including visitor accommodation
  • Broad primary health care experience, advanced clinical skills and detailed knowledge of Primary Health Care principles and their application in a remote Aboriginal community setting
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence, National Police Check and Working with Children Check

What’s it like living in the Katherine region?
Working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With the Katherine Gorge on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, combined with some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

Negotiable
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Job Type:

Aboriginal Health

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